Members of the mile relay (from left): Madisyn Mackinlay

Five medals and swim-a-thon win for Creston swimmers at Castlegar meet

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  • Aug. 18, 2013 10:00 a.m.

The Creston Wave Swim Club competed at the Castlegar swim meet on July 20 and 21. In addition to their individual events, the team also competed in the annual swim-a-thon, where team members from each club in the region swim a mile (1,600 metres). The Creston team placed a narrow second in the event.

Individual Wave competitors included Caytlyn Luke, who bested her time in the 100-metre freestyle, placing her seventh for the Div. 4 girls.

Delaney Mackinlay broke the one minute mark, taking off 19.27 seconds, placing her seventh in the novice girls 25-metre freestyle. Madi Mackinlay knocked off 3.52 seconds in her 100-metre individual medley, placing her in the top three for Div. 3 girls. Niki Mackinlay took off over 32 seconds in her 100-metre freestyle, placing her sixth for the Div. 1 girls.

Div. 4 girl Alex Mottl swam her hardest, placing her in the top 10 in both the 100-metre breaststroke and 100-metre freestyle. Sister Ashley Mottl went home with three best times, including 3.23 seconds off of her 100-metre breaststroke, placing her fifth for the Div. 4 girls.

Kylee Pemberton continued to excel, taking off nearly four seconds in her Div. 4 100-metre breaststroke for a time of 2:23.88 seconds.

Jeffrey Roelofse swam smooth, taking over five seconds off of his Div. 2 boys 100-metre freestyle and 50-metre freestyle.

Regan Sanderson swam fast into the finals for the Div. 3 girls 50-metre freestyle and placed sixth with a time of 42.47 seconds.

Sierra Simpson flew through the water, placing second in the finals for the Div. 3 girls 100-metre individual medley.

Sebastian Thompson got a best time every time he entered the pool and placed sixth in the preliminaries of boys Div. 3 50-metre butterfly.

Relay teams also excelled, including the Div. 3 girls team, which consisted of Sanderson, Madisyn Mackinlay, Sierra Simpson and Carter Pelly. The girls took home first place in both the 200-metre medley and 200-metre freestyle relays.

Medal winners included Pelly, who placed first in three of her races, as well as obtaining five best times. She took home the Div. 3 girls aggregate gold medal.

Emily Simpson swam hard, placing first in all four finals, and took home the Div. 5 girls gold medal. Kieran Simpson broke the 30-second mark in his 50-metre freestyle for a time of 29.93 seconds, and placed first in his 100-metre breaststroke. He took home the boys Div. 6 silver medal.

Mack Sanderson, returning for his first meet of the season, obtained four best times, placed first in his 50-metre breaststroke, and took home the Div. 1 boys gold medal.

Coach Kevin Woykin placed first in 50-metre butterfly, and took home the Div. 8 men’s silver medal.


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